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Nodal Ninja 5 with Standard Rotator
The standard lower rotator uses reversible detent rings from 10 degree to 120 degree stops. Unlike the 5L the upper rotator can be locked in any 15 degree increment.
The Nodal Ninja 5 series pano heads were built off the award winning NN3. Slightly bigger, stronger and more robust this series will support heavier cameras and lenses. Less than 2 lbs in weight this series is best suited for those with larger cameras like the Nikon D3X or Canon EOS. Some medium format cameras will also fit, including lenses and cameras usuing optional battery grips. You can also mount your camera in both landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) orientation.
The only difference between NN5 and NN5L "Lite" is that NN5 has the ability to lock the upper rotator lock in any 15 degree increment. These positive locks can be disengaged on-the-fly without having to remove your camera by using the built-in locking lever. Because of the positive locks NN5 is able to support up to approx 22 lbs of weight (10 KG). Ideal regular use working load should be about half the maximum weight load.
NOTE: If your camera or camera grip has an offset tripod mount (from center of lens) you will need to order a T-adapter (sold separately).
NN5 with Standard Rotator Model Features:
Weight: 868g (1 lb 14.6 oz)
Lower assembly: 210mm x 36mm x 47mm
Upper assembly: 210mm x 48mm x 55mm
Lower Rotator diameter 80mm
Material: Anodized aluminum
Base Color: Non-glare black
Maximum Load Limit: 10kgs (22lbs)
Ideal working weight load: 5kgs (12 lbs)
Mounting threads: 3/8 inch with 3/8 to 1/4 screw adapter
Lower Rotator Diameter: 59mm (2 3/8")
Detent plunger uses ball bearing
Lock knob to lock rotation
Upper rotator uses locking lever allowing positive locks possible in 15 degree increments. In unlock position upper rotator uses compression lock in any position (when using compression lock max weight load is 5kgs (12 lbs).
2.5 degree reference marks on rotators
Starter Package includes:
NN5 with standard Rotator
2 detent rings (10/12, 45/60)
2nd Generation Camera Mounting Plate (CP-2)
3 ea metal rail stops
Hard shelled zippered case
Hex Keys + Misc baggie of parts
Quick Reference Guide
Optional Detent rings are available
MFG Part No: N5-PKGx
Complete Manual - Nodal Ninja 5/5L Translated